What you need to know to get a loan after bankruptcy.

A question many who have filed for bankruptcy ask, once the dust has settled, is will I be able to get a loan after bankruptcy. Choosing or being forced to file for bankruptcy can be seen as a major setback but it doesn’t have to be the end of the financial road. There is life after bankruptcy and it can even be a tool to help individuals and businesses get a fresh start. The answer to that question is often yes but it depends on the circumstances surrounding your bk.

What will it take to get a loan after bankruptcy?

Your ability to borrow after bankruptcy will depend on several factors including the type of bankruptcy filed and circumstances surrounding your bk. If you foreclosed on a property around the same time as filing for bankruptcy, that definitely complicates the matter but it isn’t necessarily a deal breaker.

There are different lenders and loan types available for those who have gone through bankruptcy.

In general you will need to wait 1 to 4 years after bankruptcy before lenders will talk to you. Wait periods are typically shorter for borrowers who file Chapter 13 versus Chapter 7. For example, wait times for FHA, VA and USDA loans can be as short as 1 year for Chapter 7 filers. If you are in a hurry to borrow you might also be able to get a hard money loan or bank statement loan sooner than through conventional lenders. Check out our loan programs here.

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Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this article solely belong to the author and are given from the perspective of a real estate investor. They are not intended to be legal advice. You should always consult your attorney and/or other professional advisor when it comes to bankruptcy.